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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust.   Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions. 

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February 12, 2016 Vilsack: Congress must resolve GMO labeling dispute

Agri Pulse - "We did make progress in our conversations, we just didn't get to the last issue," Vilsack said. The Grocery Manufacturers Association is lobbying Congress to preempt state GMO labeling laws and to allow food...

February 12, 2016 The Executive Pay Cap That Backfired

Source: ProPublica

Wealth, jobs and pay inequality are big political issues this presidential primary season, and they’re bound to become bigger once the parties pick their nominees. In the plethora of plans candidates tout for tackling these...

February 11, 2016 Michigan Governor Includes $195 Million for Flint in New Budget

Source: NBC News

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state — a plan that...

Research & Insights

February 10, 2016 FACT SHEET: Cybersecurity National Action Plan

The White House President Barack Obama - The National Institute of Standards and Technology will provide the Commission with support to allow it to carry out its mission. The Commission will report to the President with its...

February 5, 2016 A Comprehensive Guide to the Total Outrage That Is the Flint Water Crisis

Source: The Slatest

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a high-profile hearing Wednesday about the Flint water crisis. Below, your guide to what the hell is going on.

February 2, 2016 ISS Publishes Updates To Its 2016 Executive Compensation Policies

Source: Mondaq

On January 22nd, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") updated its Frequently Asked Questions for US Executive Compensation Policies and US Equity Compensation Plans.1 The original FAQs were published on December 18,...

Commentary & Opinion

February 12, 2016 The Misguided ExxonMobil Climate Change Inquisition

Source: Forbes

Last year witnessed the astounding speed at which public and expert opinion now coalesce around policies that would have seemed unacceptable a few years earlier. From same-sex marriage to marijuana legalization, public opinion...

February 10, 2016 Climate Change, Disasters, and Security: Unconventional Approaches to Building Stability

Source: New Security Beat

It is “not sufficient to look at history for lessons on how we should prepare for and prevent future security risks in a climate change world,” said Swathi Veeravalli, research scientist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’...

February 9, 2016 How scientists failed the public in the Flint water crisis

Source: LA Times

The Flint, Mich., water crisis, in which thousands of children were exposed to elevated lead levels after a supposedly money-saving decision to start using the corrosive Flint River as the city's water supply, is more than a...


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